CIArb News

UK Ministry of Justice issues call for evidence on Dispute Resolution

06 Aug 2021

On the 25th anniversary of Lord Woolf’s landmark Access to Justice Report, the UK Ministry of Justice has issued a consultation on how dispute resolution processes can be more fully integrated within the justice system. Specifically, the call for evidence is seeking views from the judiciary, legal profession, mediators and other dispute resolvers, academics, the advice sector, court users, and anyone who has experience of dispute resolution both within and outside the court system. 

CIArb are keen to represent the views of our members.

The consultation follows the recent Civil Justice Council report on compulsory mediation, which found that mandatory mediation would be compatible with UK law and would also be desirable in suitable areas of the justice system. CIArb welcomed the report as a significant step towards using mediation and ADR to their full potential in providing access to justice, alleviating pressures on the court system, and underpinning economic growth. We made clear our willingness to work with the Judiciary and the Ministry of Justice on how the principles put forward by the report can be applied in practice, and we will be submitting a comprehensive response to this consultation as part of that commitment. 

If you would like to convey your own views to be taken into account in the formation of our response, please contact Lewis Johnston, ljohnston@ciarb.org, no later than Friday 24th September.

14 Sep 2021

UK Government Reopens Call for Arbitrators to join new UK-EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement panels

The UK government has reopened its Expression of Interest campaign seeking suitably qualified people to appoint to lists of arbitrators and expert panellists for the dispute settlement mechanisms within the UK-EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement (TCA). The deadline for new applications is now 11.00pm on Sunday 19th September.

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09 Sep 2021

CIArb Taiwan Chapter’s Evening Talk on Hot Legal Topics in Solar Power

The Taiwan Chapter was honored to co-host, along with the Taipei Professional Civil Engineers Association, Taiwan Arbitration Association, Chinese Construction Industry Arbitration Association, and iADR®.

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03 Sep 2021

Toppan Holdings Limited & Abbey Healthcare (Mill Hill) Limited vs Simply Construct (UK) LLP [2021] EWHC 2110 (TCC)
CIArb's Western Counties latest article is by Kai Von Pahlen MCIArb, a solicitor-advocate and senior associate at VWV.
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